HSE News from the Health and Safety Executive UK

  • HSL: Process & Fire Incidents – Buxton, 24-25 February 2015

    29 Jan 2015, 1:23 pm
    Designed to introduce delegates to lessons learned from a number of significant or high-profile incidents involving fires or chemical processes. The course has significant practical demonstration content where you will witness live experiments.
  • Tree worker in court after father and son suffer hand injuries

    29 Jan 2015, 12:15 pm
    A self-employed arboriculturalist from Spalding has been fined after two workers  – a father and son – both suffered hand injuries while splitting logs.
  • Construction companies in court after worker sustains head injuries in fall

    29 Jan 2015, 12:00 pm
    Two separate divisions of a Kent construction conglomerate have been fined after a worker was seriously injured in a fall through a fragile garage roof in Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire.
  • Legionella… The Dutyholder’s Responsibilities: HSE/LCA event – Edinburgh, 26 March 2015

    29 Jan 2015, 11:30 am
    Run by HSE and the Legionella Control Association (LCA), this dutyholder event covers all you need to know about legionella control and prevention, and your duties as the responsible person. It will help you understand how to comply with the law, ...
  • BHSEA Meeting – Food Safety: From ‘Horsegate’ to Nanotechnology – Birmingham, 9 February 2015

    28 Jan 2015, 3:30 pm
    Afternoon meeting of the Birmingham Health, Safety and Environment Association. Anyone is welcome to attend, no booking required. Topics include: food safety and risk management, labelling and new legislation and more.
  • HSE jobs – Offshore Control Systems Engineer

    28 Jan 2015, 3:00 pm
    The post holder will provide expert advice on control and instrumentation systems matters to industry, other stakeholders and colleagues in HSE. Location Aberdeen or Liverpool.
  • RR1028 – Further validation of the ACE instantaneous source model

    28 Jan 2015, 2:00 pm
    Following review of the IRATE model, its use has been discontinued. In its place, HSE are considering the use of the ACE (Airborne Concentration Estimate) model developed by WS Atkins.
  • Gateshead firm fined after roof blown off in high winds

    28 Jan 2015, 1:30 pm
    A Gateshead firm has been prosecuted for safety failings after the roof of a temporary extension at Lynemouth Power Station was blown off in high winds – putting workers and others delivering coal to the site at risk.
  • North West London landlord convicted for gas safety dangers

    27 Jan 2015, 5:00 pm
    A Harrow-based landlord has been given a suspended jail sentence and fined £10,000 for putting his tenants’ lives in danger by carrying out illegal gas work at the flats he rented.
  • Joinery firm in court after worker loses fingertip

    27 Jan 2015, 4:30 pm
    A Kent joinery firm has been fined for safety failings after an employee lost the tip of his left middle finger on an unguarded piece of machinery.
  • Judith Hackitt’s ‘Risk Assessment’ – Thumper

    27 Jan 2015, 3:00 pm
    “If you can’t say somethin’ nice then don’t say nothin’ at all” – working in the world of health and safety sometimes requires very broad shoulders and a thick skin.
  • RR1021 – The occupational hygiene implications of the use of diacetyl in the food flavouring and fragrance industries

    27 Jan 2015, 11:00 am
    This report presents the findings of a small study to investigate exposures to diacetyl amongst workers employed in the food flavouring and fragrance industries.
  • Company and director in court for poor site standards

    27 Jan 2015, 10:30 am
    A Gloucestershire housebuilder and the company’s managing director have been fined for poor welfare facilities and unsafe excavation work at a construction site near Cinderford.
  • HSL: Principles of Incident Investigation and Failure Analysis – Buxton, 26 February 2015

    27 Jan 2015, 8:30 am
    The course will focus primarily on the investigation of mechanical and engineering failures, many of the principles covered will be directly transferable to investigations of any type.
  • Furniture company prosecuted over worker’s injury

    26 Jan 2015, 3:38 pm
    A Rutland company which manufactures children’s bedroom furniture has been fined after a machine operator suffered serious hand injuries in a makeshift vacuum cleaner.